40th Anniversary of Voyager

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Voyager. I can’t begin to tell you how happy it makes me to meet kids who love space + StarWars as much as I do! Space exploration brings out the best in all of us. The more we learn about the universe, the more we learn about ourselves.Voyager is a story about us. In 1977, NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft embarked on an incredible journey to the outer planets and beyond. After delivering stunning images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the probes sailed on to study the boundary of our heliosphere, the bubble that encompasses our sun, planets and solar wind. Voyager 1 crossed that frontier in August 2012, becoming the first human-made object in interstellar space, while Voyager 2 is expected to enter the space between the stars in the coming years. For as long as they continue communicating with Earth, the Voyagers may discover even more wonders before becoming Earth’s silent ambassadors to the Milky Way, orbiting the center of our galaxy forever. Voyager’s remarkable journey continues.

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